Congratulations to the first group of writers to participate in QWF’s new Fresh Pages initiative, which is designed to create opportunities for promising writers and playwrights who, because of their ethnic or racial profile, have faced systemic and/or financial barriers to engaging in professional development activities. We received many excellent applications, testifying to the need for such a program.
We are thrilled to announce the names of the participants selected by our juries:
Faith Paré is a poet and performer of Afro-Guyanese and Québécois ancestries. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in GUTS, Ossa Magazine, and Shameless Magazine, the latter of which awarded her their inaugural Talking Back Award in Poetry. She is an alum of Our Bodies, Our Stories, a mentorship program and creative collective for QTBIPOC artists. She writes from Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people, as she studies English and Creative Writing at Concordia University. Faith will be working with Gillian Sze.
Prakash Krishnan (any pronoun) is a writer, researcher, curator, organizer, and media practitioner currently completing a Master of Arts in Media Studies at Concordia University in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). Informed by over a decade of community and intervention work, Prakash employs creative writing, podcasting, filmmaking, performance, and curation as artistic research methods to explore embodied knowledges within an assemblage of queer, feminist, critical race, critical disability, and post-colonial theories. Prakash will be working with Ian Ferrier.
Carolin Huang is a writer, archivist, and academic living in Montreal. In 2019, she participated in the Banff Centre Emerging Writers Intensive and the Jack Kerouac Summer Writing Program. Carolin will be working with Marcela Huerta.
In addition to these positions, eight workshop scholarships will be awarded in 2020.
All of the Fresh Pages participants will receive a free one-year membership in the Quebec Writers’ Federation.
Congratulations once again to this year’s selected participants!
For more information about the QWF Fresh Pages initiative and future opportunities, please click here.